DJ Vanderley Has A Passion Towards Racing
DJ Vanderley is a late model car racer, who has been associated with racing field since childhood. His first ride was at the age of five in an A-restricted kart at Pensacola Raceway Park. He entered many other competitions at that young age, and those competitions included INEX Legends, Skip Barber Pro Racing, Sprint Car Series, Junior Champ Kart, Cajun Sprint Car Series, Southern All Stars Pro Truck, VDL Fuel Systems Pro Late Model, and Leachman/ Barnes Pro Late Model.
Beginning in the year 1999, Daren Vanderley has won a number of championships. These include Junior Champ Kart Asphalt Championship, Junior Champ Kart Dirt Championship in Grand Bay Alabama, INEX Legend Semi-Pro Alabama State Championship, INEX Legend Semi-Pro Alabama State Champion, Super Trucks: 6 races, 4 top-5 finishes, Skip Barber Formula Dodge, Advanced car control clinic, Daytona International Speedway, raced at Barber Motorsports Park and Road Atlanta, first Pro Late Model Race, San Antonio, TX (Q 7th, DNF), and the All American 400 (DNQ) and the Snowflake 100 (Q 7th, F 7th).
VanderLey is not only a racer, but he has complete knowledge to build cars from scratch. He has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the vehicle. He has spent many years building carburetors in his father's firm VDL Fuel Systems (an Alabama based company producing high quality carburetors) and learning the inner working of combustion engines. He has a hope that his many years of experience in the field will help him to secure the position of a traveling engineer one day with a professional racing team.
Unlike many privileged racers, Daren VanderLey didn't have the financial resources to go through four years of college and pursue a full-on career in racing. He was a very dedicated student and received the Spirit of Auburn Presidential Scholarship. This helped him get through college. He is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University in Alabama. His skills include Shock and Bump Stop Experience, Project and Team Management, MATLAB and Excel, Report Preparation, C++ Software, ANSYS Software, Roehrig Shock Dyno Experience, and SolidEdge and SolidWorks. To know more about Vanderley, browse through the website http://www.darenvanderley.com/.